Psoriasis: Five things that are triggering it and how to avoid them

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Psoriasis: Five things that are triggering it and how to avoid them

What are common psoriasis triggers?

Psoriasis affects 100,00 people in Ireland and there’s still no known cure, but there are ways of avoiding the triggers.

Things that tend to encourage a flare up or cause symptoms to get worse include:

1) Drinking too much alcohol

2) Smoking

3) Certain medicines, including lithium, some antimalerial medicines, anti-inflammatory medicines including ibuprofen, and ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure)

4) Stress

5) An injury to your skin, sun as sunburn, an insect bite or cut

Psoriasis suffers should try to cut down on drinking and smoking, make sure to protect themselves to the sun and reduce stress by getting plenty of sleep and exercise and practising relaxation techniques.

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